CIBO Clinic endorses "No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy" Report

March 05, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
TORONTO, March 5, 2013 - CIBO Clinic adds its support today to the recommendations included in the "No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy" report in the battle against childhood obesity in Canada.

CIBO Clinic adds its support to the panel recommendations on restrictions in the marketing of junk food to kids and continued changes to laws governing calorie labeling in restaurants to promote and encourage better food choices by consumers. We look forward to working with other health sector partners toward the implementation of pediatric centered programs and education that help tackle childhood obesity.

Currently Almost a third of Canadians aged 5 to 17 are overweight or obese - Statistics Canada. And 75 percent of obese children become obese adults.

"The food industry spends millions in advertising and promotion of convenient processed foods and have created a situation where it's easy to consume empty calories. Add that to the increase in video playing, TV watching and general sedentary lifestyle that kids have today and we have a recipe for obesity and health problems for a lifetime."